Casablanca- It is always heart-shattering to hear that some of our Moroccan brothers and sisters abroad are going through harsh difficulties and are in dire need of help and support. A single mother of a thirteen-year-old son, Hajiba, a Moroccan residing in Stanford, Connecticut (USA), is currently struggling in a battle against lung cancer in its fourth stage.
Because of her inability to afford the expensive medical care there, Hajiba was discharged from the hospital in CT because her insurance could not cover more medical expenses. She was then transferred to a hospital in the Bronx, in New York.
A typical characteristic of Moroccans, lending a helping hand to their fellow Moroccans in time of urgent need has always been one of their priorities. After learning of Hajiba’s story, some Moroccans there have recently started a fundraising initiative, requesting the help and support of their friends and relatives in their community as well as from other States in the U.S., in order to give Hajiba a chance to hope.
Both moral and financial supports are now invaluable for Hajiba at this very critical moment in her life. Some Moroccans have already contributed to this initiative and have expressed great confidence that their fellow citizens and people from all nationalities will show some sense of solidarity and sincere concern towards Hajiba.